Capella Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


“Marvelous” is how one reader succinctly described the experience at this year’s top hotel. Another said the property has the “best personalized service. Staff is super attentive, and the Bill Bensley design is unique.” The star designer’s efforts are surrounded by small villages, shrines, and acres of green rice paddies in Ubud’s Keliki Valley — another strong point, voters said.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, Indonesia

A beachfront resort that combines modern tropical style and Balinese architectural elements, the Ritz-Carlton is a sprawling, family-friendly resort known for its excellent service.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Once on property, the 121 villas offer everything you want in a remote island vacation, including your own private pool from which to take in that crystal-clear sea.

Secret Bay, Portsmouth, Dominica

Shrouded in rain forest, each accommodation at this all-villa resort has a private plunge pool. Because of the lush, dense vegetation, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only person for miles around.